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Denise Juneau

Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrage of crumpled paper hurled by fellow educators during her conference session on Wednesday.

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State proposes accreditation rules for public pre-K

The state Office of Public Instruction wants to create rules that would govern future public pre-kindergarten programs, should the state legislature allocate funding for early-childhood education, the agency announced Thursday.

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Gazette opinion: Years of waiting after disabled youth leave school

Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.

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Guest opinion: Schools can boost nutrition for all students

No child in Montana should go hungry.

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Guest opinion: Montana math students learn to think for themselves

If I asked you to multiply 12 x 50, would you grab a paper and pencil?

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'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

PRYOR — On a recent weekday, Plenty Coups High School freshman Dani Buffalo sat at his laptop working on an algebra problem in his Integrated Math I class.

May 18, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Don’t be afraid of Montana Common Core

Alarmed that United States has fallen behind other nations in student achievement, some American business leaders convinced state leaders to take action. The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers led the development of new standards, spelling out what …

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Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

Students from across the state meet up, solve problems

High-schoolers on the state Student Advisory Board met for their spring retreat in Billings on Friday and quickly got to work on solving all the world’s problems.

April 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.

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Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

HELENA — Students won’t be sharpening number two pencils to take the state standardized test this spring.

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SD2 sees increase in AP class enrollment

More high school students in Billings — and from across Montana — took Advanced Placement classes in 2013 than ever before.

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Graduation Matters program celebrates increase in high school graduation, fewer dropouts

Graduation Matters program celebrates increase in high school graduation, fewer dropouts

HELENA — Montana’s high school dropout rate has declined for the third time in four years and the statewide graduation rate is up to 84.4 percent, thanks in part to the Graduation Matters Montana program, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said Tuesday.

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Fewer kids are dropping out of SD2 high schools

Fewer kids are dropping out of SD2 high schools

More and more Billings high school students are making it to graduation.

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Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Morning recess was over at Highland Elementary School and Dean Lapke directed his class of fifth-graders back to their desks. It was time for math. 

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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18 Montana colleges offer free applications this week

18 Montana colleges offer free applications this week

HELENA — This week seniors at most high schools in Montana can apply to college for free.

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Denise Juneau

Denise Juneau

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau encourages a class of seniors to apply for college. This week, 18 Montana colleges and universities are waiving their application fees for seniors at most Montana high schools.

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State OPI gets waiver for next spring's standardized tests

HELENA — Montana public schools, moving to new standards for English and math, won’t have to test students on the old standards while doing a dry run on the new testing next spring, the state’s top school official said Tuesday.

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Gazette opinion: Cut dropout rate, fight crime at same time

If just 5 percent of the 1,085 Montana boys who dropped out of school in 2012 had stayed to graduate, our state would already benefited financially from reduced crime and graduates earning higher wages than dropouts.

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SD2 to talk bond, Rimrock School and bullying

The School District 2 board will meet Monday to discuss its recent vote to place a $122 million bond on November’s ballot.

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Gazette opinion: Stand against bullying, for student safety

Billings Public Schools trustees are poised to take a strong stand against bullying.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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